This first flower finally opened up on Monday! It took about 3 days to open, but it definitely worth the wait. Now the second one is opened up as well. Just hope they can last a little bit longer than my pink Oncidium (the one in the background).
And our friends Z&R just bought their first house. Yay! It's a 1960 house, in a absolutely wonderful neighborhood. They are going to do lots of renovation before moving in. Yeah, who want those ugly pink tiles, pink sink, pink bathtub, pink toilet, and awful and moldy wallpaper in their bathroom? The previous owner kept it the original way, which is not very space efficient to me. Z&R have no experience dealing with a house, and they are not very handy. So R turned to me for help. I was thrilled. I went to check out their house already, and took all my favorite magazine and books off the shelf, and started designing on my little notebook. They hired some contractor to redo the bathroom, so I don't need to worry about that one. So, my concentration is on the kitchen, dining room, living room, bedrooms, etc, basically all the rest of the space. I was looking for inspiration for closet organization, and found some really good ones. They have a pretty tight budget, so those store bought sets will work perfectly. Here is a great blog post from I'm An Organizing Junkie. I think these will take care of all the bedroom closets and the one in the foyer. They also have a very weird and narrow closet space on the second floor, right inside the bathroom. I think I know what to do with it, just need to get some measurements. I will scan some of my favorite pics from my magazines, and send them to her tomorrow. Oh, I even designed their basement laundry room! Man, I am so excited! Their house is going to be one of my "masterpiece"! If they let me do it my way, of course! What? A girl can dream! It won't hurt anybody!
Oh, I also found this wonderful blog, A Passion For Scrapbooking, Decorating, and Shopping. Since I am designing all closets for Z&R, and they are both shorter, and they also have two 5-yr-olds, twin boy and girl, I can borrow lots of Jeanette's ideas. I love her step stools idea,her laundry room,her master bathroom closet, and her linen closet. Don't these pretty, and perfectly organized closets just sing to you? Maybe I am hearing things. :o)